ama·​ro·​ne | \ ˌä-mä-ˈrō-nā How to pronounce amarone (audio) \

Definition of amarone

: a robust dry red Italian wine with a high alcohol content

Examples of amarone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reds will include Cantina di Casteggio, a barbera from Lombardy; Le Masciare Barbassano, an aglianico from Campania; and a Ca' del Monte amarone from Veneto. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Drop in and learn while trying wines (and snacks) of Italy at Meraki," 18 Nov. 2019 Wines varieties include prosecco, bardolino, amarone, vermentino, rosé of cannonau (grenache) and carignano. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Put your drinking caps on: Little Italy class delves into organic Italian wines," 5 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of amarone

circa 1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amarone

Italian, from Italian dialect (Veneto), literally, tart, very dry, augmentative of amaro tart, bitter, from Latin amarus bitter

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“Amarone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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